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2,500 Turn Out to Race for the Cure

Posted June 7, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Hundreds of people here in the Triangle are doing their part to help raise Breast Cancer awareness. They're all taking part in the Race for the Cure.

In Raleigh, nearly 2,500 people showed up for the run. Nationwide, the Race for the Cure was held today in 77 cities with more than 400,000 participants.

This year the triangle area was honored for hosting the first ever Race for the Cure in North Carolina. Many say, it was a chance for our state to show much needed support.

We hope that this type of race will be short-lived. We hope we will find a cure for breast cancer

Today's triangle race raised nearly $200,000 dollars. Seventy-five percent of those proceeds will help fund health-care and education programs for women in the area.

If you would like more information about breast cancer call the Komen Foundation at 1- 800- IM AWARE. That's1-800-462-9273.

Photographer: Cathy Binder